LONDON (AP) — Ivan Toney was called up by England for the first time on Thursday, giving the Brentford striker an unlikely shot at making Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup.

Toney, a tall center forward who links up play well and is a great penalty-taker, was playing for Peterborough in England's third division two years ago. He moved to Brentford in August 2020, was the top scorer in the Championship as the team secured promotion, and has since impressed in the Premier League.

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